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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Feb 25, 2011

109 years ago

Feb. 13, 1902

On Washington’s Birthday, Saturday, Feb. 22, the Muncy Band and the Fire companies will parade in the afternoon. Visitors are expected to be here from all the surrounding towns and vicinity.

The Twentieth Century Whist Club met at the home of Mr. s. charles Bodine on Saturday evening, where a pleasant time was spent, Mrs. M. M.. Fessler and W. C painter won the prizes.

On Saturday evening two sled loads of young people from williamsport drove to this place and spent a very pleasant evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. William Merrell and family.

103 years ago

Feb 16, 1911

75 Years Ago

Walter Schoch, for the past year, and a half employed at Brush, Col, arrived in town, Saturday, for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Schoch.

Mrs. Harris Spotts and two children left yesterday for Carlisle, where they will spend a month with Mr. Spotts, who is studying law at Dickinson College.

Saturday evening, Mrs. William Wallis was given a very pleasant surprise party at her home on Main street.

The Muncy Luminary

Feb. 13, 1936

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Miss Emma Froneck,daughter of Mrs. Charles Behm, of Weatherly, and Grant E. Stein,of Muncy, were united in marriage on Sunday afternoon in the Brick Church, by the pastor, the Rev. A. P. Bingaman.

Born: A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Benton Smith on January 31. The young man has been named Edgar Amos Smith. Mr. Smith is the driver of one of the Muncy school busses.

Deaths: Ella E. Dimm, wife of David Dimm, died at her home on Green street this morning after a long illness. She was aged 72 years; Effie Musser, aged 53, died at her home on West Water street Saturday night at midnight, after an illness of pneumonia; Fietta Ellis, aged 83 years, died at her home in Mucy Creek Township on Tuesday morning; Emma Zarr, 82, of Muncy, died on Sunday morning, Feb. 9th of pneumonia; Anna M. Lyons, died Friday evening, Feb. 7th at her home. Death was caused by complications; Walter C. Trappe, aged 60 years, a former resident of Pennsdale, died at his home on Feb. 5th.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Feb. 9, 1961

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Old man Winter, who has been jabbing with a volley of lefts and rights since early December, almost delivered the knockout punch over the weekend. Snow which measured no less than 14 inches was dumped into the West Branch Valley.

June Eileen Artley has been named the 1961 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow at Muncy High School.

David Hall, David Hicks, William Boatman, William Ungard, John Artley, Gary Derrick, Gary Houseknecht, Michael Day and Richard Sprout of the Explorer Scouts spent the weekend at Hickory Flats cabin. They were the guests of J.L. McClain.

Deaths: Edward L. Snyder, 78, of Picture Rocks, died at the Muncy Valley Hospital on Feb. 5; Emma I. Harding, 80, died at Lysock View on Feb. 5 following a lingering illness.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Williams of Dewart, son, Charles Donald, Feb. 1. Mother former Ida Mae Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. Lane Hock, of near Millville, daughter Alechia Ann, Feb. 1. Mother former Edith Harding; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cipriani, of Muncy, daughter, Linda Marie, Feb. 6. Mother former Peggy Page; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Marks, of Montgomery, daughter, Feb. 6. Mother former Ethel Eisenhower; A daughter, Tina LaVern, was born in Bloomsburg on Sunday, Jan. 22, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baker. The mother is the former MIldred White, of Muncy.

John H. Renninger, Jr., airman apprentice, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Rnninger, Sr., of Montgomery graduated Aviation Familiarization School at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, in Tenn.

At the Ritz: Bob Hope and Lucille Ball in “The Facts of Life”

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Feb. 27, 1986

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A Warrior Run track star has become the third high school athlete from the area to be killed in a traffic accident this year. Deborah I. Eisenhard, 17, of Main St., died Monday night at Geisinger Medical Center, where she had been flown by helicopter after her car was struck by a conrail train at about 11:10 a.m. that day.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde H. George, Muncy have announced he engagement of their daughter, Karen Sue, to Raymond G. Dincher III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Dincher Jr., Montoursville.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Strouse of Muncy announce the engagement of their daughter Christine Renee to Bret Matthew Bitler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Bitler of Clarkstown.

A first year birthday party was held in the honor of Stacia Susanna Fry at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lee I. Fry.

Births: A daughter, Brittany Nichole, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Herb of Montgomery on Feb. 23. Mother is former Fae Stout; A daughter, Meghan Marie, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robby Poust of Muncy Valley on Feb. 25. Mother is the former Carmen Jordan.

George I. Hawk Jr., son of George and Wanda Hawk of Muncy, is starring in the Mansfield University production of the musical comedy “The Pajama Game.”

Deaths: Harold G. Bailey, 91, of Allenwood, died Feb. 20, in his home; Thelma Ruth Eck, 81, of Muncy died Feb. 23, in Muncy Valley Hospital; Anna Caroline Spotts, 80, of Muncy, died Feb. 21 in the skilled nursing unit; Raymond G. Wilson, 63, of Unityville, died Feb. 19 in Veterans Administration Hospital, Wilkes-Barre; Mabelle L. Dye, 43, Turbotville, died Feb. 23 in Geisinger Medical Center; Ethel C. Houser, 82, a former Montgomery resident, died Feb. 22 in Divine Providence Hospital; Carolyn H. Koons, 76, of Hughesville, died Feb. 23, in Muncy Valley Hospital; Jerry F. MIller, 42, a native of Montgomery, died Feb. 21.

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Feb. 28, 2001

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Nella Godbey Storm and members of her eighth grade art class at Muncy High School celebrated Mardi Gras by making paper masks. Adding to the festivities the cafeteria staff prepared an authentic French lunch, while the consumer science class made bagne and German donuts.

Erin Erdman, of Muncy, is as special as the Olympics in which she has participated for 13 years. For the first time, where will compete in cross country skiing at the international level in Anchorage, Alaska, where 2100 athlete will meet.

Four area teens were involved in a motor vehicle accident on Fox Hollow Road between Opp and Exchange in Montour County, within a mile of the homes of three of the victims. Curtis L. Phillips, age 14, son of Frank Jr. and Mary Ann Morton Phillips died upon impact. His neighbor Adam Michael, age 16, suffered a broken leg and collar bone; Ryan M. Miller, 15, of Muncy was taken by Life Flight Helicopter; and Brian M. Miller, age 15 of Turbotville was treated and released.

Hughesville High School students prepare for the presentation of 42nd street to be held Friday.

The announcement has been made of the engagement of Lois M. Bruch of Hughesville and Craig Bender of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James C. Warner of Hughesville, a daughter, Feb. 8, 2001. Mother former Alice Puderbaugh; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Jackson of Muncy, a son, Feb. 9. The mother is the former Stacie M. Richie. Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. Snell of Muncy, a daughter, Feb. 11. Mother is former Hope E. Springman; Jessica L. Hauke and Michael L. Robbins of Muncy, a daughter, Feb. 12. Sherry Peddle and John Thouvenot of Hughesville, a son on Feb. 13; Mr. and Mrs. James H. Banks JR. of Hughesville, a son, Feb. 14. Mother is the former Jody S. Johnson.

Deaths: John H. Vandine, 77, passed away on Feb. 22 at the home of his son in Las Vegas; Helen Reece, 93, former resident of Hughesville,, died Feb. 26; William G. Drum, 75, of Montgomery, died Feb. 21, at Geisinger; James R. Opp, 75, of Pennsdale, died Feb. 19 at home; Gail M. Balliet, 48, of Muncy, died Feb. 24; Thelma R. Laidacker, 77, of Muncy, died Feb, 20 at Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing.